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The Marriage Contract

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2011-08-05 18:52:00.0
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2.76 MB
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Digital Media Bank ID: 8838
Description: The Marriage Contract. Two figures are seated at a table; a notary inscribing a register and an elderly woman reading a contract, a balding figure peers over the notary's shoulder. Behind them the bridegroom turns the bride's head towards him. On the table are documents and a gilded inkwell, in front of the table is an open jewel box.
Categories: Collections / Fine Art, Timeline/ Stuart (1603-1714), Collections / Fine Art/ Oil Paintings  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Oil Painting
Title (of Artwork / Object): The Marriage Contract
Creator (of Artwork / Object): Aert de Gelder
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): c1670
Description (Object or Artwork): Aert de Gelder's painting shows a bridal couple at a notary's office. The notary is seated and is writing in a register as his assistant looks over his shoulder. Opposite the notary an older woman is reading a document, in front of her on the table is an inkwell and beside her is a box of jewellery, presumably the dowry. The couple stand behind the notary and the bridegroom turns his bride's face towards him.
Subject tags:
fine art
Other Keywords: oil painting,PCF,marriage,register,contract,bride,bridegroom,jewel

File info

Original Filename: fa000014_d01_ab10.jpg
Media: Image
Size: 2.76 MB; 3686 x 2480 pixels; 312 x 210 mm (print at 300 DPI); 975 x 656 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: FA000014